Appointments providing guidelines on healthy living for everybody. New patients are routinely offered a well person appointment with our practice nurses.
This covers all aspects of women’s health including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cervical smears. The present recommended interval for cervical smears is three years. Appointments can be made with one of our nurse practitioners or practice nurses.
We are a young persons friendly practice offering a confidential service. A Confidentiality Statement isdisplayed in the Waiting Room with full information regarding our service.
A full range pregnancy care service is offered.
This is a service provided in conjunction with the nurse practitioners. We all recommend full immunisation as the best way to protect your child’s health.
All the doctors and our nurse practitioners are able to offer family planning advice on the ‘morning after pill’, the IUCD (coil) and sterilisation. Three doctors are trained to fit coils.
We carry out all the checks recommended by the British Diabetic Association.
Some minor procedures, which do not require referral to hospital, are done in the surgery in a dedicated minor surgery suite. Your doctor will advise you if your condition is suitable for treatment here and a special appointment will be arranged. This almost always involves a shorter waiting time than being referred to the hospital.
Periods of absence from work of six days or less do not need a doctor’s certificate. Self certificates (Form SC2) for the first week of illness are available from your employer, post offices and our reception desk.
We do not therefore issue a doctors certificate for the first six working days of sickness.
We are happy to undertake, by appointment, medical examinations and reports for insurance companies. We can also provide specific reports for such things as fitness to travel and sporting activities, and will complete other medical reports, for example, holiday cancellation and driving requirements.
This work is not covered by the NHS system and may incur a charge in line with the BMA recommended scale. Please check the charge when booking your appointment or requesting information.
Payment is requested in advance; we accept cash only for these services. You will be notified when the certificate or report is ready; please allow up to 2 weeks.
See the link below for the fees for some of the most frequently requested non-NHS services:
Non NHS Fees Schedule 2015-16
All patients’ records on paper or held on the computer are confidential. In order to maintain this confidentiality, laboratory and x-ray results will only be given to patients themselves, or parents of minors if the receptionist has obtained appropriate satisfactory identification.
Results can be obtained daily by telephoning between 2.30-5.30pm..
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